The 27-km stretch of the coastline at Nakkapalli in Visakhapatnam district for setting up an Alternative Operating Base (AOB) of the Indian Navy has been formally agreed by the State government, according to sources.
The Indian Navy had earlier sought notification for a 97-km area as the limits of the proposed Rambilli port in order to facilitate the establishment of the AOB.
AP Maritime Board and other departments concerned have held detailed deliberations in this regard with top naval officials.
Official sources said that the Visakhapatnam-based Eastern Naval Command (ENC) had requested the State government to notify the Rambilli port limits in 2016, and wide-ranging consultations had since been held with senior officials of the Navy, including its chief.
The AOB is designed to support a fleet of 8 to 12 nuclear-powered ballistic missile vessels and submarines to be built for the Navy.
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